Indianapolis Colts all-time leading receiver Marvin Harrison may be on his way to a second significant Hall of Fame. After being inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, Harrison is now a nominee for induction into the College Football Hall of Fame.
At Syracuse, Harrison torched defenses and made his impact felt in the school record books. He started 30-of-42 games and had 135 receptions for 2,718 yards and 20 touchdowns. He ranks sixth in Syracuse history in receptions, second in receiving yards and fourth in receiving touchdowns. Whether that is enough to get into the College Football Hall of Fame remains to be seen.
According to NFLDraftScout.com, the inductees among the 100 total players and 32 coaches in contention will be announced on January 7, 2019 prior to the College Football Playoff National Championship, and the class will be inducted on December 10, 2019 in New York. Other notable players being considered are USC quarterback Carson Palmer, Miami (FL) linebacker Ray Lewis, SMU running back Eric Dickerson, Nebraska quarterback Eric Crouch, Texas quarterback Vince Young and Wisconsin offensive tackle Joe Thomas. The main requirement for players to be in contention are that you have been named a First-Team All-American.
*The Colts signed undrafted free agent wide receiver Steve Ishmael out of Syracuse this May. He was arguably as prolific of a receiver in Syracuse history as Harrison. Ishmael ranks second in school history in receptions (219), fourth in receiving touchdowns (18) and tops in receiving yards (2,891).